Ely Valley Bowls Club

Ely Valley Bowls Club

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Match Result

Ely Valley take 12 points against Ystradfechan at home winning by 27 shots in the PG1

Ely Valley 89-62 Ystradfechan
(12-2)
C Bayliss 24-17 N Jones
C Ashman 29-8 J Pate
A Western 14-23 W Meats
P Luff 22-14 M Thomas

Our PG2 team got a superb 10-0 win away at Whitchurch Hospital despite playing with 3 triples. A great effort by our lads.

Ely Valley 72.50-28 Whitchurch Hospital
(10-0)
A Williams 24-10 D Rose
D Tarling 29.75-5 K Price
R Kidner 18.75 - 13 R Soode
Match result

Ely Valley lose by 3 shots away at Harlequins in the PG1. 2 rinks up, 2 rinks down

Ely Valley 68 - 71 Harlequins
(4-10)

M Harding 13-21 J Davies
C Bayliss 21-15 G Hughes
P Robins 19-13 C Keating
P Luff 15-22 R Owen
Match result

Gilfach Bargoed beat Ely Valley in the Private Greens Top Club competition 3-2. A good game that went right down to the wire. Congratulations to Gilfach Bargoed on the win and all the best in the next round.

2 bowl singles
G Eskins 8-15 D Trew

4 bowl Singles
M Harding 14-21 K Crocker

Pairs
C Bayliss 19-16 C Mounty

Triples
C Ashman 18-9 C Wood

Fours
P Robins 14-16 C Williams

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Thursday 25th August

Last night we got a clean sweep away at Cardiff Athletic in the PG2. A good performance from our boys on a very heavy green… securing full points, wining by 41 shots

Ely Valley 69 - 28 Cardiff Athletic
(10-0)
G Eskins 22-10
M Saunders 19-11
I Buckey 28-7
Match Result

Ely Valley beat Llantrisant at home by 8 shots taking 10 points. The win is a very important one going into the last couple games of the season. Kenfig Hill & Wyndham are right on our heels in the race to be league winners.

Ely Valley 64 - 56 Llantrisant
(10-4)

M Harding 19 - 8 R Gilll
C Bayliss 17 - 10 A West
A Western 13 - 22 M Williams
G Eskins 15 - 16 J Blackman
Match Result

Ely Valley beat Barry Athletic by 35 shots and take 12 points at home.

Ely Valley 94-59 Barry Athletic
(12-2)

C Bayliss 25-15 C Wright
M Harding 16-23 C Best
C Ashman 21-11 D Wright
P Robins 32-10 C Blake
Match result

Ely Valley comfortably beaten last night away at Kenfig Hill in the rockwool triples. The hosts were sat second in the division before the game …they are now top of the table with a 7 point advantage over us with 3 games to play. It’s all to play for!

Ely Valley 39 - 59 Kenfig Hill
(1-13)

Alex Western 8-18 A Spanswick
G Eskins 11-17 R Founds
I Buckley 10-14 L Greenslade
D Hawkins 10-10 D Hodgson
Double success for Ely Valley at the Welsh National finals at Llandrindod wells today.

Cory Bayliss, Huw ‘Boogie’ Morris & Mark Harding got their hands on the Welsh Triples title as they overcame Lee Daniels, Gareth Rees & Barrie Evans of Pontrhydyfen 25-6 in the final. Cory & Mark were runners up alongside Paul Taylor last year in triples. Huw has also experienced losing a national final a couple years ago… so, to pull together and see it out to not go through the same disappointment is amazing.

Lauren Gowen won the ladies under 25s singles title for the second time as she defeated Sara John Davies 21-14 in the final. Well done Lauren, another great achievement for you, It will be many more coming your way for sure!

We wish you all the best at the British Ilses Championships next year in Belfast.
Match results

Ely Valley beat Sully sports in the final game of the Carruthers shield group stage. It was a winner takes all scenario with both teams winning their two previous group games. a strong start got us to a 24 shot advantage after 5 ends, we were able to extend this to 71 shots by 15 ends. A decent performance from our boys after no game for the previous two weekends. We now play Blackwood away in the first round of the knockout stages.

Ely Valley 124 - 39 Sully Sports

C Bayliss 40 - 17 C Coomber
P Robins 26 - 7 L Romans
C Ashman 31 - 7 K Romans
M Harding 27 - 10 k Aguis

PG2

Our PG2 side traveled down to Milwood a decent effort from the boys in a very close game which come down to the wire on every rink. Unfortunately we lost by 1 shot overall, winning on 1 rink and losing on 2.

Milwood 57 - 56 Ely Valley

G Davies 21 - 23 C Roberts
B Howcroft 16 - 15 D Tarling
H Spencer 20 - 18 R Kidner
Match result

A bad day at the office for us this evening as we hosted Harlequins in the Rhondda League. A slow start left is chasing on all 4 rinks to get back in the game but it wasn’t to be on this occasion. 3 rinks down an 1 rink drew, losing by a total of 15 shots.

Ely Valley 46 - 61 Harlequins

C Bayliss 13 - 13 G Hughes
G Eskins 10 - 13 J Breen
A Western 10 - 20 R Owen
M Harding 13 - 15 J Stephens
Match result

Ely Valley got a 30 shot victory at home against Pontyclun in the rockwool triples. A solid team performance got us 12 points from a possible 14. We are now 3 from 3 in the league so we are off to a good start, let’s hope it continues.

Ely Valley 78 - 48 Pontyclun

C Bayliss 16-14 D Rutland
G Eskins 20-9 T Jones
H Morris 28-9 C ball
A Western 14-16 R Davies
Match result

Our PG2 side welcomed Guest Memorial for the 4th game of the season in the PG2 league. The visitors were fast out of the blocks to get a nice lead of around 15 shots which they were able to hold onto right through the game, well done to Guest Memorial on their win. We did however manage to have 1 rink up and 1 draw so it isn’t all bad.

Ely Valley 42 - 56 Guest Memorial
(3-9 points)

G Eskins 17 - 15 R Davies
C Roberts 8 - 22 C Tasker
A Williams 17 - 17 T Powell

Another busy week ahead for our boys

Tuesday: Pontyclun - Home (triples)

Thursday: Blainrhondda - Home (RBBA)

Saturday: Sully Sports - Home (WBA)

Saturday: Millwood - Away (PG2)
Match result

Our first Rhondda league fixture away to Penygraig. Penygraig came out on top on this occasion taking 12 points. We would like to apologise to Penygraig for only being able to get 12 players to come and play you. A few of our regular players playing county tournaments left us asking every man and his dog to play. Thanks to the guys who did step in an play you gave it a good effort.

Ely Valley 48.75 - 73 Penygraig

C Morgan 15.75 - 15 S Dibbs
C Bayliss 6.75 - 24 D Pritchard
H Morris 15.75 - 16 S Williams
I Buckley 10.5 - 18 A Davies
Match result

A nice win away from home against pontycymmer in the Rockwool triples league. A very wet game with heavy rain throughout, the green played well considering.

Ely Valley 61 - 43 pontycymmer
(12-2)

C Bayliss 14 - 9 R Feeley
M Harding 14 - 11 M Goss
G Eskins 19 - 8 E Thomas
A Western 14 - 15 D Stadden
A good start to the group stage for the Vale of Glamorgan super 10 squad beating Mid Glamorgan this morning on Ely Valley

Vale of Glamorgan 74-58 Mid Glamorgan
(12-2)

Singles
Rhys Roberts 21-16 Nathan Rees

Pairs
C Gowen & C Bayliss 24-13 J Vaughan & T Sims

Triples
E Heppenstall, A Western & D Hawkins 17-19 C Davies & co.

Fours
H Evans, M Romans, T Morgan & A Luff
12 - 10 E Humphries & co.
Match result

Another good win yesterday for our PG2 boys beating Mackintosh at home by 20 shots and taking the full 10 points available. Well done guys!

Ely Valley 72-52 Mackintosh

I Buckley 23-22
C Roberts 31-15
D Tarling 18-15.

This morning (Sunday 15th May) we will be holding the Vale of Glamorgans super 10 match as they come up against Mid Glamorgan. Come on down to watch & get behind the team 10am start. The format will be singles, pairs, triples & fours.
Match result.

A nice home win against porthcawl to kick off our Rockwool triples league. Well done lads!

Ely Valley 78 (11)- 57 Porthcawl (3)

C Bayliss 15-20 M Jones
M Harding 23- 15 P Luff
A Western 27-9 M Jones
H Morris 13-13 A Luff

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03/09/2022

Match Result

Ely Valley take 12 points against Ystradfechan at home winning by 27 shots in the PG1

Ely Valley 89-62 Ystradfechan
(12-2)
C Bayliss 24-17 N Jones
C Ashman 29-8 J Pate
A Western 14-23 W Meats
P Luff 22-14 M Thomas

Our PG2 team got a superb 10-0 win away at Whitchurch Hospital despite playing with 3 triples. A great effort by our lads.

Ely Valley 72.50-28 Whitchurch Hospital
(10-0)
A Williams 24-10 D Rose
D Tarling 29.75-5 K Price
R Kidner 18.75 - 13 R Soode

27/08/2022

Match result

Ely Valley lose by 3 shots away at Harlequins in the PG1. 2 rinks up, 2 rinks down

Ely Valley 68 - 71 Harlequins
(4-10)

M Harding 13-21 J Davies
C Bayliss 21-15 G Hughes
P Robins 19-13 C Keating
P Luff 15-22 R Owen

26/08/2022

Match result

Gilfach Bargoed beat Ely Valley in the Private Greens Top Club competition 3-2. A good game that went right down to the wire. Congratulations to Gilfach Bargoed on the win and all the best in the next round.

2 bowl singles
G Eskins 8-15 D Trew

4 bowl Singles
M Harding 14-21 K Crocker

Pairs
C Bayliss 19-16 C Mounty

Triples
C Ashman 18-9 C Wood

Fours
P Robins 14-16 C Williams

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Thursday 25th August

Last night we got a clean sweep away at Cardiff Athletic in the PG2. A good performance from our boys on a very heavy green… securing full points, wining by 41 shots

Ely Valley 69 - 28 Cardiff Athletic
(10-0)
G Eskins 22-10
M Saunders 19-11
I Buckey 28-7

23/08/2022

Match Result

Ely Valley beat Llantrisant at home by 8 shots taking 10 points. The win is a very important one going into the last couple games of the season. Kenfig Hill & Wyndham are right on our heels in the race to be league winners.

Ely Valley 64 - 56 Llantrisant
(10-4)

M Harding 19 - 8 R Gilll
C Bayliss 17 - 10 A West
A Western 13 - 22 M Williams
G Eskins 15 - 16 J Blackman

20/08/2022

Match Result

Ely Valley beat Barry Athletic by 35 shots and take 12 points at home.

Ely Valley 94-59 Barry Athletic
(12-2)

C Bayliss 25-15 C Wright
M Harding 16-23 C Best
C Ashman 21-11 D Wright
P Robins 32-10 C Blake

19/08/2022

Match result

Ely Valley comfortably beaten last night away at Kenfig Hill in the rockwool triples. The hosts were sat second in the division before the game …they are now top of the table with a 7 point advantage over us with 3 games to play. It’s all to play for!

Ely Valley 39 - 59 Kenfig Hill
(1-13)

Alex Western 8-18 A Spanswick
G Eskins 11-17 R Founds
I Buckley 10-14 L Greenslade
D Hawkins 10-10 D Hodgson

Photos from Ely Valley Bowls Club's post 18/08/2022

Double success for Ely Valley at the Welsh National finals at Llandrindod wells today.

Cory Bayliss, Huw ‘Boogie’ Morris & Mark Harding got their hands on the Welsh Triples title as they overcame Lee Daniels, Gareth Rees & Barrie Evans of Pontrhydyfen 25-6 in the final. Cory & Mark were runners up alongside Paul Taylor last year in triples. Huw has also experienced losing a national final a couple years ago… so, to pull together and see it out to not go through the same disappointment is amazing.

Lauren Gowen won the ladies under 25s singles title for the second time as she defeated Sara John Davies 21-14 in the final. Well done Lauren, another great achievement for you, It will be many more coming your way for sure!

We wish you all the best at the British Ilses Championships next year in Belfast.

13/08/2022

Match result

Ely Valley lose 12-2 away to top of the table Beaufort. The hosts got off to a good start and maintained their lead throughout the game to win by 17 shots overall. Well done Beaufort in the win, a great bunch of guys who have taken their first season in the top flight by storm.

Ely Valley 62 - 79 Beaufort
(2-12)

C Bayliss 15 - 21 R Davies
P Robins 19 - 25 S Batten
C Ashman 18 - 14 D Davies Jr
M Harding 10 - 19 C Klefenz

Our second team were also unsuccessful as the faced Dinas Powys at home. A few players missing from both PG1 & PG2 for us this week resulted in the PG2 having to play two men short. A good win for the Dinas Powys boys nonetheless.

Ely Valley 32.25 - 60 Dinas Powys
(0-10)

A Williams 14 - 23 C Dow
D Tarling 14 - 21 P Marks
R Kidner 5.25 - 16 M Gershenson

11/08/2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Lloyd, a great servant to the the club for many years.

Ken was a respected member of the club and during his latter years would often travel from his home in Penarth, to which he was local mayor and a role that he was extremely proud of, we thank you Ken and send our deepest condolences to his family at this sad time

RIP Brother

11/08/2022

Match results

This evening we played Aberkenfig away in the Rockwool triples league. With back to back defeats in the previous games we were out to get back to winning ways… a nice 10-4 win. We are currently sitting top of the table with 3 games remaining.

Ely Valley 80 - 64 Aberkenfig
(10-4)

C Ashman 29 - 10 A Sutton
M Harding 13 - 20 D C Jones
C Bayliss 15 - 16 M Davies
A Western 23 - 18 G Eagle

Last night wasn’t so successful as we played Gelli Park at home in the Rhondda league. A good night for Gelli as the took full points, winning by 22 shots. Well played Gelli.

Ely Valley 57 - 79 Gelli Park
(0-14)

A Western 12 - 15 K Rees
A Williams 15 - 21 L Jones
C Morgan 13 - 18 C Holland
P Luff 17 - 25 G Morris

09/08/2022

Super 8s result

Ely Valley visited Pennline park last night to play Whitchurch in the ‘super 8s’. We were able to run out comfortable winners by 16 shots in the end under tricky conditions.

C Bayliss, R Howells, C Ashman & M Harding 21-14 M Wheadon, R Morgan, R Osbourne & I Rogers.

A dominant start from our boys seen them slowly build up to a 19-0 lead after 12 ends. A very boring 1 shot was scored on the ‘power play’ end when double shots were up for grabs. Over the next few ends our guys were free falling and unable to find the pull cord to their parachute as they drop a 5 & a 6 back-to-back on the 15th & 16th end.

D Mason, H Morris, A Western & P Robins 19-10 J Reynolds, S Lewis, S Eldridge & D Sadler.

A slow & steady start for our other rink… 5-3 up after 7 ends. The 8th end was the power play end, we managed to pick up 2 shots that was doubled making it 9-3. It was 11-9 After 13 ends. The following 2 ends we picked up back-to-back 4s, perfectly timed to cover the disaster on the other rink. Our lead was extended back to 17 shots overall. A steady finish to see us through to the next round of the competition.

06/08/2022

Match result

Ely Valley 83 - 77 Merthyr West End
(11-3)

Ely Valley battled it out to get a 11-3 win over Merthyr WE. A terrific game that MWE were controlling comfortably with a 10-15 shot buffer for the majority of… However, our boys showed great character to fight back in the last quarter to see out a win. A spectacular game that could of gone either way in the end.

M Harding 23 - 18 N Collet
Neil & his boys were quick out of the blocks racing to a 2-8 lead. EV battled back to 12-12 after 15 ends. A back to back count of 2 got the MWE rink an advantage of 4 shots with 4 ends to play. A solid few ends from our boys scoring a 4,2 & a 5 then dropping a 1 on the last end.

P Robins 14 - 19 L Morgan
A 5-0 lead after 3 ends was looking promising for us, but as everyone knows the tables can turn very fast. Losing the next 5 ends seen MWE go 11-5 in front. A back and forth game for the remainder of the match with MWE holding on to a 5 shot lead.

C Bayliss 21 - 15 J Evans
A good start from our boys leading 8-2 after 7 ends. MWE upped their game to score the next 4 ends to pull back to 8-8. We were 13-8 up after 14 ends. However, MWE capitalised on a bad end to score 4 shots. 13-12 after 15. As the team momentum was rising we pushed through to be 21-14 going to the last. The job wasn’t done yet as we found ourselves in a spot of bother being 5 down on the head (2 up in the match) with both skips with a bowl to play… a much needed 2nd shot was secured and held on to.

J Berry 25 - 25 H Davies
A disaster start resulted in a 3-16 lead for the MWE rink after 6 ends. The boys pulled together to creep back to 16-18 after 15 ends. MWE pulled away for the next 5 ends to go into the last end of the match 5 up on the rink (MWE 1 down in the game). With the pressure high it was our boys who came through strong not only securing the win for the team but picking up a score of 5 to tie the rink.

03/08/2022

Match result

Last night we received another defeat in the Rockwool triples league as Wyndham got their second victory against us in a space of a week. The weather was far from good and resulted in the green becoming unsafe for play. Sensibly an agreement was made to shorten the match. Well done Wyndham on the win.

Ely Valley 36 - 44 Wyndham
(4-10)

A Williams 8 - 15 R Tylke
M Saunders 4 - 13 J Jones
I Buckley 12 - 7 R Howells
A Western 12 - 9 K Morgan

30/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley get a 19 shot victory away at Ystradfechan. 2 rinks up, 2 rinks down. A good win on the road for our boys who put in a good team performance. Cheers to the Fechan for a great time on & off the green

Ely Valley 82 - 63 Ystradfechan
(10-4)

A Western 22 - 12 C Price
C Bayliss 29 - 10 J Price
M Harding 17 - 19 N Jones
C Ashman 14 - 22 J Pate

It was no PG2 game the week.

Thursday 28th
Earlier in the week we traveled to Wyndham BC in the rockwool triples. It wasn’t to be for us as we recieved our first defeat in the league.

Ely Valley 64 - 69 Wyndham
(4-10)

M Harding 16-19 R Tylke
G Eskins 24 - 10 K Morgan
A Western 18 - 15 R Howells
A Swift 6 - 25 J Jones

28/07/2022

On behalf of everyone associated with the club, we would like to express our sincere best wishes to our friends within Team Wales, I’m sure you’ll do your best. Good luck all

27/07/2022

Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of Dylan’s family, friends and bowls colleagues
RIP Dylan

24/07/2022

County Final results

3 wins from 6 for Ely Valley at the Vale of Glamorgan county finals played at Millwood.

Under 18s singles
Celyn Gowen was the first to get a win in the bag as he beat Zak Gray of Barry Athletic 21-19 to secure the under 18 title.

Over 60s pairs
Dave Mason & Ivor buckey got narrowly beaten 15-17 to David Parker & David Vowles who are current holders of the welsh over 60s pairs title.

Open Singles
Our club captain Chris Ashman beat his international teammate Martin Clarke 21-5, bringing the singles trophy back to the Valley for the first time since 1999.

Open triples
Cory Bayliss, Huw Morrris & Mark Harding were comfortably beaten 26-12 by Matt Gershenson, Richard Bowen & Mattew Woodcock.

Under 25s singles
Celyn Gowen battled out a 21-20 win against Dylan Brooks to secure his second title of the week.

Open Pairs
Celyn Gowen & Chris Ashman were beaten by a strong pairing of Martin Clarke & Glyn Thomas, 16-12.

23/07/2022

Match results

The first team achieved a 9-5 win away at Penylan in the PG1. Another solid team performance . However It wasn’t looking all that promising at the half way stage with 3 rinks down by a fair few shots. But, like true Ely Valley fashion we kept fighting right until the death.

Ely Valley 80 - 72 Penylan
(9-5)

C Bayliss 18-20 M Letman
M Harding 16-16 D Salmon
C Ashman 28-15 D Harding
P Robins 18-21 R Morgan

Our PG2 team get another win as they take full points off Millwood. That makes it 8 wins from 11 games in the league so far. We are currently sitting comfortably at the top of the table, 5 games to go.

Ely Valley 61-29.5 Millwood
(10-0)

C Morgan 28 - 8
A Williams 17-10.5
M Saunders 16-11

21/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley manage to get an impressive 3-2 win against a very strong Beaufort team in the PG top club cup this evening.

Ely Valley 3 - 2 Beaufort

2 bowl singles
G Eskins 17 - 6 L Thomas

4 bowl singles
M Harding 21 - 8 R Jones

3 bowl Pairs
A Western 17 - 18 D Davies Jr

2 bowl triples
H Morris 13 - 16 S Batten

Fours
C Morgan 14 - 11 C Klefenz

20/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley beat Pontyclun away in the Rockwool triples league by 5 shots in a closely fought game. 2 rinks up 2 rinks down.

Ely Valley 66 - 61 Pontyclun

M Harding 24 - 9 R Price
G Eskins 14 - 13 G Fielding
H Morris 11 - 19 R Evans
D Hawkins 17 - 20 R Fielding

19/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley got well beaten by Ferndale in the Rhondda league. We were only able to grab 1 point, losing by 37.5 Overall. A tough game against a solid side. well done Ferndale

Ely Valley 43.5 - 81 Ferndale
A Western 17-17 L Davies
G Eskins 6 - 23 P Jones
H Morris 13 - 17 T Simms
A Swift 7.5 - 24 M Jones

A busy few days still to come…
Wednesday - Pontyclun, Away, triples
Thursday - Beaufort, Home, PG top club
Saturday- Penylan, Away, PG1
- Millwood, Home , PG2
Sunday - County Finals at Millwood

18/07/2022

County finals week

(Mid Vale section)

A pretty successful week for the club. In fact as successful as we could of asked for with 6 wins out of a possible 6. The winners now progress to the Vale of Glamorgan county finals where they will play the winners of the South Vale section. More importantly they grab a spot at the National finals at Llandrindod Wells next month.

Open Singles
C Ashman beat M Harding

Pairs
Phil Robins & Chris Ashman beat R Jones & W Jones

Triples
Cory Bayliss, Huw Morris & Mark Harding beat P Hookings, D Hookings & K Llewelyn

Under 18s
Celyn Gowen - walkover

Under 25s
Celyn Gowen bt R Roberts

Over 60s pairs
Dave Mason & Ivor Buckley beat M Goss & D Standen

Congratulations to all our boys who got the wins & commiserations to Mark who fell at the last hurdle in the open singles to Chris.

16/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley host top of the table Beaufort in the PG1. A fantastic game across all 4 rinks, with a high standard of bowls played on them all. Beaufort came out on top with a 1 shot victory taking 10 points in the process. Well done Beaufort.

Ely Valley 86 - 87 Beaufort

C Ashman 26 - 17 D Davies Jr
P Robins 25 - 22 S Batten
C Bayliss 18 - 23 J Mower
M Harding 17 - 25 R Davies
(4-10)

Our PG2 team were away to Guest Memorial. They got an 8 shot victory winning on 2 rinks. Well done to our boys, keep it up!

Guest Memorial 52 - 60 Ely Valley
(2-8)

M Virgin 14 - 24 R Kidner
C Taske 6 - 25 A Williams
T Powell 32 - 17 d Tarling

14/07/2022

Match result

Last night we took a short trip down to Llantrisant to take them on in the second round of the W D Jones cup. 2 rinks up and one rink taking a heavy loss resulted in a defeat. Well done to llantrisant, good luck in the next round.

Ely Valley 52 - 57 Llantrisant

M Saunders 7 - 34 M Williams
G Eskins 17 - 12 R Gill
C Morgan 28 - 11 B O’Keefe

Tonight we hosted Llantrisant for the seconds night in a row, the Rhondda league on this occasion . A good performance by the team got us maximum points winning on all 4 rinks by 26 shots overall

Ely Valley 81 - 55 Llantrisant
(14-0)

A Western 24 - 13 J Blackman
C Bayliss 20 - 15 R Gill
H Morris 19 - 11 M Williams
M Harding 18 - 16 B O’Keefe

12/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley beat Pontycymmer at home in the rockwool triples by 29 shots taking 11 points. A nice winning making it 7 wins from 7 games in the league.

Ely Valley 76 - 47 Pontycymmer
(11-3)

H Morris 25 - 7 L Nye
J Berry 14 - 14 D Stadden
A Western 17 - 18 M Rowling
G Eskins 20 - 8 E Thomas

10/07/2022

Match result

Yesterday our PG2 side hosted Whitchurch hospital. Going into the game we were top of the table on 53 points after playing 8 games. Llantrisant were sitting in 2nd place on 52 points after 9 games.

We had a comfortable win over the opposition taking the full points available. Whitchurch Hospital played with 2 men down, we know what it feels like to play short as we had to do so for a couple games early on in the season. Hats off to the guys that did play hopefully you are to pull together to get a full side out for remaining games .

Well done to our boys, good win to stay top of the table. 7 games to go.

Ely Valley 78 - 33.25 Whitchurch Hospital

R Kidner 26 - 13 I Macarthy
A Williams 14 - 10.5 R Howes
I Buckley 37 - 9.75 D Rose

No game for PG1 team. Back in action next week against top of the table Beaufort.

08/07/2022

Match result

This evening we welcomed Cross Keys to the Valley for a ‘Super 8s’ match. A great start for us as we raced to a 19 shot advantage after 7 ends. The nerves were high for both team going in to the 8th end were double shots were up for grabs… However, a very boring 1 shot was scored by Cross Keys on both rinks. We continued to increase our lead to 32 shots after 15 ends, eventually winning by 29 shots and progressing in to the next round.

A very enjoyable evening in the sunshine with a great bunch of guys, topped of with a bit of grub and couple of pints afterwards 🍻🍻

D Mason, C Bayliss, A Western & P Robins
24 - 13
P Duggs, T Brown, D Hobbs & T Hancock

G Eskins, R Howells, H Morris & M Harding
26 - 8
A Williams, T Martin, R Boots & J Nicholls

Photos from Ely Valley Bowls Club's post 07/07/2022

We would like to wish a massive good luck to Chris Ashman & Lauren Gowen and the rest of the Wales team who have traveled to Ayr, Scotland today to complete at the European championships over the next week. Bowl well, enjoy the experience and bring home the medals guys🥇🥈🥉

03/07/2022

Match result

Ely Valley traveled down to the big city to face off against Cardiff Sophia Gardens in the private greens newly formed ”Top club cup”

The new format is a straight knockout tournament that consists of 5 disciplines with a point up for grabs on each rink. The first team to win 3 rinks wins the match, resulting in progressing to the next round.

A closely fought game throughout the rinks with the opposition getting the first point in the bag with a victory in the 2 bowl singles. They also got the second point with a 1 shot victory in the pairs. However, a win in the triples & fours got us all square with 2 points a piece. All eyes on to the 4 bowl singles were Mark Harding was leading 17-8. Garry Duffy of Cardiff didn’t want to go down without a fight battling back to 20-19. Fortunately for us Mark’s wealth of experience got is the much needed win to see us through to the next round

Ely Valley 3 points - 2 points Cardiff Sophia Gardens

2 bowl singles
D Mason 16 - 19 S Mansfield

4 bowl singles
M Harding 21 - 19 G Duffy

Pairs
A Western 16 - 17 R Davies

Triples
H Morris 18 - 14 B Sage

Fours
R Howells 24 - 10 R Mountstephen

02/07/2022

We would like to congratulate one of our female members Lauren Gowen and her teammate Lowri Powell for winning the Ladies under 25s pairs British Isles title. They defeated a pairing from Ireland in a nail biting final 15-14. Well done both!

02/07/2022

Match results

PG1

A success trip down to Barrybados for our PG1 side today. A very solid team performance got us maximum points winning by 36 shots overall. A nice start to the PG1 campaign for us hopefully we can keep it going.

Ely Valley 91 - 55 Barry Athletic
(14-0)

C Bayliss 24 - 7 G Thomas
M Harding 20 - 17 R Horgan
C Ashman 21 - 13 N Leigh
P Robins 26 - 18 M Clarke-squires

PG2

Our PG2 team also got an impressive victory at home against Llantrisant. Winning by 10 shots on 2 rinks and narrowly losing on the 3rd. A massive improvement from the first game of the season against them.

Ely Valley 63 - 45 Llantrisant
(8-2)

I Buckley 24 - 14 C Morris
R Kidner 24 - 14 P Hobbs
C Green 15 - 17 T Rees

30/06/2022

Mid Vale county finals schedule

We would like to congratulate our boys on reaching the finals and wish you good luck for your games. The winners out each discipline will play at the National finals in Llandrindod Wells in August

Under 18s singles
Celyn Gowen

Open Triples
C Bayliss, H Morris & M Harding

Over 60s pairs
D Mason & I Buckley

Under 25s
Celyn Gowen

Open Singles
M Harding V C Ashman

Open Pairs
C Ashman
P Robins

29/06/2022

Match result

Ely Valley beat Llantrisant away in the Rockwool triples league. We managed to win by 20 shots picking up 12 points in the process.

Ely Valley 69 - 49 Llantrisant
(12-2)

C Bayliss 12 - 16 B O’Keefe
M Harding 16 - 8 M Williams
G Eskins 24- 11 R Gill
A Western 17 - 14 J Blackman

25/06/2022

Match Result

Ely Valley win on 3 rinks but lose overall against Harlequins in the PG1 . A close game throughout coming down to only 3 shots overall.

Ely Valley 73 - 76 Harlequins
(6-8 points)
C Bayliss 20 - 17 G Hughes
M Harding 23 - 14 J Breen
P Robins 18 - 17 J Davies
C Ashman 12- 28 R Owen

The PG2 side were away to Mackintosh and got a clean sweep winning on all 3 rinks.

Ely Valley 48.75 - 23 Mackintosh
(10-0 points)
R Kidner 23 - 4 R Giles
C Roberts 11.75 - 10 M Griffiths
A Williams 14 - 9 G Rose

24/06/2022

BOOMBOX FRIDAY

Unfortunately the weather beat us tonight but we WILL be back next Friday and every Friday until the end of the season (mid-late September)

Hopefully the ☀️ will be shining, the music 🎶 will be playing and the 🍻 and the bowls will flow

See you all next Friday 🤞🤞🤞

24/06/2022

Match result

Last night we managed grab ourselves much needed win in the Rhondda league against Pontypridd away. 3 rinks up and 1 draw got us a 13 points to 1 victory, winning by 23 shots overall.

Ely Valley 77 - 54 Pontypridd

C Bayliss 17 - 14 K Cullan
R Howells 16 - 16 P Andrei
A Western 27 - 15 H Pullen
M Harding 17 - 9 K O‘Connor

22/06/2022

Match Result

Ely Valley progress to the next round of the W D Jones cup with a home victory against Penygraig, A similar story to last night with 2 rinks being close and one rink getting a big win, on this occasion it was the rink of crayton green, Mark Saunders, Ivor Buckey & Ashley Western who done the business getting a 35-8 victory. We now await the Winners of Llantrisant & Ferndale for the next round

Ely Valley 65 - 41 Penygraig

A Western 35 - 8 S Dibbs
C Bayliss 15 - 13 D Pritchard
H Morris 15 - 20 A Davies

21/06/2022

Match result

Ely Valley get a nice 10-4 win against Kenfig Hill in the Rockwool triples league making it 5 wins from 5 games. a closely fought game across 3 rinks, however the trio of Sandy Boyle, Derek Tarling & Graham Eskins got a big 33-1 victory which got us over the line safely.

Ely Valley 77 - 49 Kenfig Hill
(10-4)

G Eskins 33 - 1 P Price
A Williams 16 - 15 M Daniels
A Western 14 - 15 R Founds
A Swift 14 - 18 I Gogbill

Tomorrow evening we entertain our neighbours Penygraig at home in the W D Jones cup, 6pm start.

18/06/2022

Match result

A great start to our PG1 campaign beating Penylan at home by 9 shots taking 10 points. A good game throughout, we were leading by 5 shots at the half way point, however by 15 ends we were trailing by 8 shots. The boys dug deep and a couple of little counts got us a nice 9 shot victory.

Ely Valley 79 - 70 Penylan
(10-4)

P Robins 31 - 9 D Doubler
C Ashman 16 - 25 D Harding
M Harding 21 - 16 D Salmon
C Bayliss 11 - 20 M Letman

County Super 10 result

The Vale of Glamorgan super 10 squad were away to Monmouthshire this morning, they weren’t able to keep up there winning run as they came out second best against a strong Monmouthshire squad. Well done Monmouthshire.

Vale of Glamorgan 48.75 - 80 Monmouthshire (2-12)

Singles
D Hookings 21 - 13 O Witchell

Pairs
C Bayliss 12 -13 J Mower

Triples
D Hawkins 12 - 19 M Wilde

Fours
A Luff 3.75 - 35 R Davies

17/06/2022

Match Result

Last night we were well beaten by Ystradfechan Bowls Club by 31 shots in the Rhondda league, the visitors were able to secure 13 points out of a possible 14. Well played Ystadfechan

Ely Valley 53 - 84 Ystradfechan

G Eskins 16 - 16 C Price
H Morris 10 - 27 N Jones
C Morgan 15 - 22 M Prosser
A Western 12 - 19 J Price

14/06/2022

ITS BACK!!!!!!

Boombox Friday nights at the valley is making its long awaited return!!!! FRIDAY 24th June!! From 5.30pm

We are pleased to announce that after some time out of the spotlight we as a club are reintroducing our successful Boombox bowls.

So if you fancy giving something else a try then feel free to call in. Coaches will be on hand to assist, bowls and equipment will be supplied..

This opportunity is open to everyone in our community, feel free to call in and try our wonderful sport and perhaps have a beer or three on the veranda overlooking the green

Hope to see you all

11/06/2022

Match result

Ely Valley travelled to Blackwood to face off in the first knockout round of the carruthers shield. A nip and tuck game that went right down to the final end of the match, unfortunately for us Blackwood were able to see themselves over the line. Congratulations Blackwood, we wish you all the best in the next round.

Ely Valley 74 - 76 Blackwood

P Robins 20 - 15 C Jenkins
C Ashman 18 - 19 W Ford
C Bayliss 15 - 23 M Jenkins
M Harding 21 - 19 D Witchell

09/06/2022

Match Result

Tonight we were able to secure our first win in the Rhondda league as we beat Aberdare at home. Tricky conditions with heavy rain all afternoon but thankfully the rained held off this evening for us to get the game played.

Ely Valley 55.5 - 40.75 Aberdare
(10-4)

C Bayliss 15.75 - 4 W Glours
G Eskins 8 - 16 D Smith
H Morris 20 - 9 C Clover
A Western 11.75 - 12.75 L Glours

07/06/2022

Match result

Ely Valley make it 4 wins from 4 in the Rockwool triples league after beating Aberkenfig at home.

Ely Valley 63 - 50 Aberkenfig
(13-1)

M Harding 19 - 11 I Bousie
G Eskins 13-13 A Sutton
H Morris 14 - 12 G Phillips
J Berry 17 - 14 D Jones

Upcoming games

Thursday evening we are home against Aberdare in the Rhondda League. Saturday we are on the road as we face Blackwood in round 1 of the Carruthers shield. Unfortunately There is no game for the PG2 team this Weekend.

04/06/2022

Match results

(Thursday 2nd June)
A very unsuccessful night for us in the Rhondda league away to Blainrhondda. Well done to Blainrhondda on giving us a 54 shot smacking and taking full points.

Ely Valley 41 - 95 Blainrhondda

D Tarling 5.25 - 31 G Daniel
C Bayliss 8 - 21 A Hall
A Swift 12.75 - 27 R Pugh
A Western 15 - 16 A Lewis

(Saturday 4th June)
No game for the first team this week, they are back in action next week to face Blackwood in the first round of Carruthers Shield.

Our PG2 team traveled to Dinas Powys. The lads got a decent 33 shot victory against the hosts who were undefeated up until now. Well done to the 6 “newbies” in the team who adjusted to by far the slickest surface they have played on really well, you are all improving week by week.. keep it up!

Dinas Powys 41-74 Ely Valley

C Daw 7-24 C Morgan
C Scott 18-27 C Bayliss
D Hotchkiss 16-23 M Saunders

28/05/2022

Match results

Ely Valley beat Sully sports in the final game of the Carruthers shield group stage. It was a winner takes all scenario with both teams winning their two previous group games. a strong start got us to a 24 shot advantage after 5 ends, we were able to extend this to 71 shots by 15 ends. A decent performance from our boys after no game for the previous two weekends. We now play Blackwood away in the first round of the knockout stages.

Ely Valley 124 - 39 Sully Sports

C Bayliss 40 - 17 C Coomber
P Robins 26 - 7 L Romans
C Ashman 31 - 7 K Romans
M Harding 27 - 10 k Aguis

PG2

Our PG2 side traveled down to Milwood a decent effort from the boys in a very close game which come down to the wire on every rink. Unfortunately we lost by 1 shot overall, winning on 1 rink and losing on 2.

Milwood 57 - 56 Ely Valley

G Davies 21 - 23 C Roberts
B Howcroft 16 - 15 D Tarling
H Spencer 20 - 18 R Kidner

26/05/2022

Match result

A bad day at the office for us this evening as we hosted Harlequins in the Rhondda League. A slow start left is chasing on all 4 rinks to get back in the game but it wasn’t to be on this occasion. 3 rinks down an 1 rink drew, losing by a total of 15 shots.

Ely Valley 46 - 61 Harlequins

C Bayliss 13 - 13 G Hughes
G Eskins 10 - 13 J Breen
A Western 10 - 20 R Owen
M Harding 13 - 15 J Stephens

24/05/2022

Match result

Ely Valley got a 30 shot victory at home against Pontyclun in the rockwool triples. A solid team performance got us 12 points from a possible 14. We are now 3 from 3 in the league so we are off to a good start, let’s hope it continues.

Ely Valley 78 - 48 Pontyclun

C Bayliss 16-14 D Rutland
G Eskins 20-9 T Jones
H Morris 28-9 C ball
A Western 14-16 R Davies

21/05/2022

Match result

Our PG2 side welcomed Guest Memorial for the 4th game of the season in the PG2 league. The visitors were fast out of the blocks to get a nice lead of around 15 shots which they were able to hold onto right through the game, well done to Guest Memorial on their win. We did however manage to have 1 rink up and 1 draw so it isn’t all bad.

Ely Valley 42 - 56 Guest Memorial
(3-9 points)

G Eskins 17 - 15 R Davies
C Roberts 8 - 22 C Tasker
A Williams 17 - 17 T Powell

Another busy week ahead for our boys

Tuesday: Pontyclun - Home (triples)

Thursday: Blainrhondda - Home (RBBA)

Saturday: Sully Sports - Home (WBA)

Saturday: Millwood - Away (PG2)

19/05/2022

Match result

Our first Rhondda league fixture away to Penygraig. Penygraig came out on top on this occasion taking 12 points. We would like to apologise to Penygraig for only being able to get 12 players to come and play you. A few of our regular players playing county tournaments left us asking every man and his dog to play. Thanks to the guys who did step in an play you gave it a good effort.

Ely Valley 48.75 - 73 Penygraig

C Morgan 15.75 - 15 S Dibbs
C Bayliss 6.75 - 24 D Pritchard
H Morris 15.75 - 16 S Williams
I Buckley 10.5 - 18 A Davies

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